How to Improvise on Donna Lee – Beginner to Intermediate Jazz Piano Lesson

In this short jazz piano lesson, you will learn the basics for how to improvise (also known as taking a solo) over the chord changes for the song “Donna Lee,” a bebop song composed by Miles Davis and popularized by Charlie Parker.

Scales to know:
Major scale – used on Major 7 chords
Dorian scale – second mode of major, used on minor 7 chords
Dominant scale – also known as mixolydian (fifth mode of major), used on dominant chords
whole-half diminished – used on diminished chords

For Skype lessons, email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com.

How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Part 3 – Shaping Lines and Combining Melodies

This short instructional jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great McCoy Tyner by showing you some techniques involving the shapes of your lines and melodies. This will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in his characteristic fourth and pentatonic style.

For Skype lessons, email me at jazzpianoconcepts@gmail.com

 

How to Sound Like McCoy Tyner – Step 2 – Fourths and Pentatonics

This  jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great McCoy Tyner by showing you some techniques that will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in his characteristic fourthy and pentatonic style.

How to Play Like Brad Mehldau – Part 2 – Lesson In Right Hand Ostinato Practice

This short instructional jazz piano tutorial will help you learn to sound like the great Brad Mehldau by showing you some techniques that will help you learn to play melodies or improvise in your left hand while maintaing an ostinato in your right hand.

How to Play Like Brad Mehldau – Part 1 – Hand Independence Exercises

This short instructional jazz piano lesson will help you learn to sound like the great Brad Mehldau by showing you some techniques that will help you learn hand independence, which is of course an important part of Mehldau’s playing.